HMRC has successfully defended substantial corporation tax assessments on oil royalties in Royal Bank of Canada v HMRC  UKFTT 267 (TC), an important decision by the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) on the construction of article 6 of the UK / Canada double tax treaty (immovable property) and the scope of the UK’s ring fence corporation tax regime.
Commercial Court upholds order enforcing arbitration award against public policy challenge under s 103(3) Arbitration Act 1996: Alexander Brothers Ltd v Alstom Transport SA and Anr  EWHC 1584 (Comm). The Defendants applied to set aside an order enforcing a Swiss-seated ICC arbitration award in favour of the Claimant on the public policy ground. The […]
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited v Visa; Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited v MasterCard  UK SC 24 (on appeal from the Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1536)
In his judgment in Berkeley Square Holdings & Ors v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd & Ors, Roth J has provided important clarification of the scope of three separate exceptions to without prejudice privilege, including one which has never previously been applied in England, and another for which the legal basis has been notoriously unclear.
In Union Castle Steamship Ltd v HMRC  EWCA Civ 547, a lead case, the Court of Appeal reached a fundamental decision on the relationship between taxation and accounting profits.
Simon Bonney examines the evolution and revolution of the industry.
In this case, the Supreme Court accepted Bresco Electrical Services Limited’s appeal, and held that Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) are permitted to refer claims on behalf of insolvent companies to adjudication in circumstances where there are cross-claims between the parties.
Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.
As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]
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Dentons is to shut its Aberdeen and Watford offices, with its employees and partners set to work from home permanently from now on. The firm will vacate the two premises, with all partners and employees (consisting of 66 people all together) set to permanently work from home. The Aberdeen and Watford employees will remain at […]
The DWF news keeps on coming Plenty of news from DWF, as reverberations from the departure of long-time CEO Andrew Leaitherland continue. The most awkward bit of coverage was an attempt at PR that backfired – the firm trumpeted its scheme to help qualifying trainees, only to get backlash from sources who had rather different […]
Dentons has postponed the opening of its Dublin office due to Covid-19, having announced the launch at the start of this year. The firm’s new office, which was announced in January, was due to be fully operational in Q2. However, this has now been postponed to September 2020. For its Dublin base, Dentons recruited three […]
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Fieldfisher is gradually increasing the attendance capacity of its London office as part of a new pilot, having opted to keep the office open throughout the pandemic period. The firm has started a project to bring back a larger number of lawyers and professional staff into its headquarters near Bank station. In the past few […]
Firms including Osborne Clarke and Bird & Bird have brought back a group of furloughed fee-earners and business services staff. At Osborne Clarke, 6 out of the 28 fee-earners on the UK Government scheme are now out of the programme, while 22 non fee-earners are also back out of a total of 88. In April, […]